Federal Aviation Administration April 9, 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Proposed Amendment of Class D and E Airspace, and Establishment of Class E Airspace; Oceana NAS, VA
Document Number: 2013-08210
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-04-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class D and Class E Airspace operating hours, and establish Class E Airspace at Oceana Naval Air Station, (NAS), VA, due to the Air Traffic Control Tower at Oceana NAS (Apollo Soucek Field) operating on a part time basis. This action would enhance the safety and airspace management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport. This action also would update the airport's geographic coordinates.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-08205
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-04-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc. Model DHC-8-102, -103, and -106 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of cracking in a lower longeron in a nacelle. This proposed AD would require repetitive inspections for cracking of the lower longerons in the nacelles and replacement with new longerons or repair if necessary. Additionally, this proposed AD specifies an optional terminating action. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct such cracking, which could result in degradation of the structural integrity of the nacelle and possible collapse of the main landing gear (MLG).
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-08204
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-04-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to certain Bombardier, Inc. Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440) airplanes. The existing AD currently requires revising the airworthiness limitations section of the Instructions for Continued Airworthiness of the maintenance requirements manual (MRM) by incorporating procedures for repetitive functional tests of the pilot input lever of the pitch feel simulator (PFS) units and new repetitive functional tests of the pilot input lever of the PFS unit, and corrective actions if necessary; and, after initiating the new tests, removing of the existing procedures for the repetitive functional tests from the MRM. The existing AD was prompted by a report that the shear pin located in the input lever of two PFS units failed due to fatigue. Since we issued that AD, a new re-designed PFS unit has been developed, which eliminates the need for repetitive inspections. This proposed AD would require replacing certain PFS units with the new redesigned PFS unit. This proposed AD would also remove certain airplanes from the applicability and add certain airplanes to the applicability. We are proposing this AD to prevent undetected failure of the shear pins of both PFS units simultaneously, which could result in loss of pitch feel forces and consequent reduced control of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-08203
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-04-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are revising an earlier proposed airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc. Model DHC-8-400 series airplanes. That NPRM proposed replacing all three advance pneumatic detectors (APDs) with new detector assemblies. That NPRM was prompted by reports of ADPs for engine fire/overheat detector assemblies failing to reset after activation due to permanent deformation of the detector switch diaphragm after being exposed to high temperatures. This action revises that NPRM by adding airplanes to the applicability. We are proposing this AD to prevent a continued engine fire indication in the cockpit after the actual fire has been extinguished, which is misleading and might influence the pilot to conduct a potentially hazardous ``off- airport'' landing. Since these actions impose an additional burden over that proposed in the NPRM, we are reopening the comment period to allow the public the chance to comment on these proposed changes.
Airworthiness Directives; B-N Group Ltd. Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-08194
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-04-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for B-N Group Ltd. Models BN-2, BN-2A, BN2A MK. III, BN2A MK. III-2, BN2A MK. III-3, BN-2A-2, BN-2A-20, BN-2A-21, BN-2A-26, BN-2A-27, BN-2A-3, BN-2A- 6, BN-2A-8, BN-2A-9, BN-2B-20, BN-2B-21, BN-2B-26, BN-2B-27, BN-2T, and BN-2T-4R airplanes. This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as inadequate sealing of the fuel filler cap (fuel tank cap) and the fuel filler receptacle (fuel tank opening), which could lead to contaminated fuel and result in in-flight shutdown of the engine. We are issuing this proposed AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; GROB-WERKE Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-08188
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-04-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for GROB-WERKE GMBH & CO KG Model G 115E airplanes. This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as incorrect cable routing causing electrical shorting behind the left-hand (LH) cockpit instrument panel. We are issuing this proposed AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Special Conditions: Airbus Model A330-200 Airplanes; Bulk Cargo Lower Deck Crew Rest Compartments
Document Number: 2013-08156
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-04-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Airbus Model A330- 200 airplane. This airplane as modified by TTF Aerospace LLC will have a novel or unusual design feature associated with the installation of bulk cargo lower deck crew rest compartments. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.
Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Reading, PA
Document Number: 2013-08102
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-04-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class D and Class E Airspace at Reading, PA, as the SHAPP OM navigation aid has been decommissioned, requiring the modification of Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) at Reading Regional/Carl A. Spaatz Field. This action enhances the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Caldwell, NJ
Document Number: 2013-08101
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-04-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class D and Class E Airspace at Caldwell, NJ as the Paterson Non-Directional Radio Beacon (NDB) has been decommissioned and new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures have been developed at Essex County Airport. This action enhances the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.